|araxi karnusian||saxophones · clarinets · composition|
laut & luise
catalogue of works
line up & info
doubledrums & horns dixiebalkanimproworldbeat
simon fankhauser drums/composition
dominic egli drums/composition
araxi karnusian tenor saxophone/composition
domenic landolf clarinet
lukas roos bass clarinet
matthias spillmann trumpet/flugelhorn
silvio sadotsch trombone
miniatur orchester presents its brilliant debut album
"pro specie rara" - a colourful bouquet of rare stylistic absurdities and a convolution of collective lyrical flora: beats created by the two drummers simon fankhauser and dominic egli are the basis on which saxophone player/composer araxi karnusian has structured 17 miniature pieces.
shrill clarinets team up with quirky brass, an eccentric saxophone and two rumbling drums to spark a dazzling percussive firework of fast-changing moods. domenic landolf lets his virtuoso clarinet dance and prance, matthias spillmann blares like mad passionate lines, lukas roos puffs deep woody tones, silvio cadotsch takes an animated slideride, araxi karnusian's mighty tenor roar soars into hymnic realms, while simon fankhauser brushes and stomps and dominic egli purrs and romps.
or, in other words: dixieland lies in the balkans, the music's cooking when miniatur orchester skips the bass and swings without - where spirits are free, that's the place to be!